5 Reasons Why You Should Drink Ginger Lemon Tea


Are you searching for a way to give your immune system a boost? How about a drink that can relieve stress? Well, if you’re holding a cup of ginger lemon tea in your hand, then you’re on the right track! Sweet, spicy and one of the best drinks to have during the winter, ginger lemon tea is power-packed with some incredible health and body care benefits too! And here’s how to make your own Fresh Ginger-Lemon Tea (which is actually an infusion, not really “tea.”)

Let’s see how:

  • It Boosts Your Immune System: On top of the list of benefits of ginger lemon tea is its ability to strengthen your immunity. This is due to the presence of high levels of anti-oxidants in ginger. Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C which can heal wounds and preserve the strength of bones and teeth. In the onset of cold and flu, the ginger lemon tea can act as an effective anti-biotic. The bioflavonoids that lemons contain help to prevent cancer cells from growing and spreading. The anti-oxidants in the lemons help in reducing inflammation and arthritis symptoms. The powerful anti-oxidants can reduce free radicals in the body. Ginger also increases blood circulation in the body that is vital for optimum health.
  • It Brings Instant Relief From Nausea and Indigestion: Vomiting and nausea usually occur as symptoms of a body disorder. Ginger lemon tea provides the best relief mechanism. Moreover, if you have a motion sickness tendency, you can drink a cup of ginger lemon tea prior to travel to prevent nausea. It can also help cure the vomiting related to chemotherapy and pregnancy, which is a relief during that period. It eases the pain and uneasiness of an upset stomach. The ginger and lemon in the tea lowers the chances of heartburn and indigestion. It causes the food to be better absorbed by the body and prevents belching and bloating after eating too much. It improves your appetite as well.
  • It Lowers The Effects Of Diabetes: New research has thrown light upon the fact that drinking ginger lemon tea on a daily basis can reduce kidney damage that occurs due to the effects of diabetes. The high levels of zinc found in ginger play a prime role in the production and secretion of insulin. It is the insulin that controls the blood sugar levels and keeps diabetes in check. Other harmful effects of diabetes like blood pressure, heart problems and so on can be countered by the anti-oxidants present in the drink.
  • It Is Your One-Stop-Drink To Perfect Skin And Great Hair: As mentioned above, ginger lemon tea is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins which are beneficial for perfect skin, hair and health. The beverage helps in improving your digestion and guides you towards smooth and flawless skin. The antibacterial and antiseptic properties protect your skin from infections. For strong and beautiful hair, ginger lemon tea provides you a natural aid. Vitamin A and C are recommended in plenty for those with hair issues, as they combat the production of DHT in the scalp that in turn triggers hair growth. A vitamin and anti-oxidant rich drink like ginger lemon tea will help you overcome hair problems in an absolute natural and simple way.
  • It Is The Apt Drink For Weight Loss: High blood sugar levels trigger cravings for carbohydrates and fatty foods. Ginger helps to normalize these sugar levels which otherwise can affect your ability to lose weight or eat healthy food. Ginger also improves fat absorption and prevents it from accumulating in the body. Both ginger and lemon have anti-inflammatory properties that prevent inflammations and enhance the activity of the liver that helps in shedding those extra pounds. The smell of lemons reduces stress causing an increase in metabolism and proper organ function that can help in weight loss.

How do we prepare ginger lemon tea?

Sliced fresh ginger rootUsing green tea as a base, finely chop the ginger root and infuse it boiling water for twenty minutes. This helps in transferring the active ingredients into the liquid. Adding two tablespoons of lemon juice and honey or stevia into the mix helps in both sweetening the tea as well as countering the spicy effects of the ginger. It can be served either hot or cold as the revitalizing effects are the same.

Ginger lemon tea can be very refreshing to drink with its medicine like qualities. Moreover, a few recent studies suggest that it can help to stop blood clotting and lower cholesterol levels. This can prevent cardio-vascular diseases and strokes from taking place.

If you feel tensed or worn out, the drink can also be an effective stress reliever. The strong aroma, spicy and refreshing taste and calming effects provide you relief and relaxation of your body and mind.

Try it out today and feel healthy and energetic!

Vineetha Reddy is very passionate about nutrition, fitness, health & wellness. She strongly believes that the ingredients you find in your pantry are the best medicines that you can get. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.



130 comments on “5 Reasons Why You Should Drink Ginger Lemon Tea

  1. Maithri

    Hey,I have read in the other internet threads that honey should not be added when the drink is hot.I would love to have served the tea when its hot.Please do advise.

  2. Nava

    Hi Maithri — this is a good question, but I’m not confident I can answer it confidently. The only thing that comes to mind is that some of the beneficial enzymes of raw honey would be destroyed if the water is too hot?

  3. Hilda zMayne

    Yes, I agree with the website about the ginger root tea with lemon.
    I do drink it often. At least twice a day
    I can see result in the mid area of my body, in which its hard to lose.
    It’s easy for me because I LOVE AMY TYPE OF TEAS.

  4. Elizabeth D. Shover

    I am drinking lemon water everyday but I just want to ask if is there another ingredient other than ginger that might be used for smoother sensation and taste? I don’t like the smell of ginger.

  5. Karen

    Tried it once loved it, was recommended by a friend went out and bought lots. Then read your article for more research.All in all great will be drinking this every day now. Thank you

  6. Tiki

    I like to use a mint tea bag w my mixture to help smooth over the ginger zest and make it into a cooling sensation. Mint tea also keeps it caffeine free for late night sipping. It’s great cold too for a refreshing tea during hot days.

  7. Teresa

    I just tried it for the first time today. I froze my ginger and then when I wanted a cup I just zested enough for my tea skin and all. I hear the skin is eve better for you. Then I zest one whole lemon and the juice it. I put the lemon zest and ginger in a cup of water and boil. I let steep for about 20 minutes. Then I add the juice and just a bit of honey. I drank it and within about 20 minutes or less I felt as though I had just had a glass of wine. It relaxes me so much. I thought for a minute I was high. Great stuff.

  8. Rosemary

    someone told me they had lemon and ginger tea with manuka honey, it had a bad effect on him- he had an upset tummy which caused a bad toilet experience(trying not to give to much information!!!)

  9. Eddie

    I do take ginger and lemon tea for a couple of months now it’s results are amazing.I relieves coughing especially

  10. Nadine

    what is the ratio of lemon/ginger/water?

    Also be careful. Lemon (and possibly ginger? i don’t know) can have a detoxing effect so if you aren’t used to drinking it and you drink a lot all of a sudden you can end up spending some time on the toilet….so just work up to it.

  11. Charles

    Pls friends ,I have questions on “tea” mentioned does it meant milk and tea with ginger and lemon

  12. Sarah

    I drink this lemon and ginger every morning and I add cinnamon sticks and boil it for a few minutes.. This has helped me to stay away from sugar in my cup of tea or coffee every morning.. I don’t drink any tea anymore but just this drink..

  13. jannathul firthows

    dear charles,
    hot water, + tea powder + lemon extract is called the lemon tea. no milk is to be added.
    regards jannath

  14. Mmoni

    Hi I’ve been using this occasionally but after reading more about this tea, I took a few sips with my 2 yr old boy who has not been passing…. For the past two days. But just after that he was relieved. He even managed to eat enough soft porridge.

  15. ron

    I usually drink Lemon ginger tea in the evenings after dinner. Is that ok? Is it effective in loosing weight if I continue drink in the evenings?

  16. Frans

    I have been using/drinking lemon & ginger tea every morning for about 18months. While all those round me were going down with cold & flue I was clear…. Until I stopped for about 5 days,(pressure of work), then I got a heavy cold. Obviously I can’t be sure that my not having my morning brew was the cause, but I believe it was.
    A question that has been asked, but not answered, is how much ginger. I have often read HOW to make it, but never the quantities.
    So let me throw in my 1 cents worth! My lemons weigh about 130g giving approx 60 – 65g juice.
    Ginger, depends what size piece I can break off, but about 30g. I remove the skin & grate.
    Lemon & ginger in a cup with hot water & a tea bag. Leave for about 15 min, strain, add 2 tea spoons honey & drink hot.
    I would be interested to hear what others have to say. Thank you

  17. Nava

    Ron, we can’t really comment on whether drinking ginger-lemon tea is effective for losing weight, but it certainly can’t hurt to drink it in the evening.

  18. Sherill Pierce

    I like to boil the ginger and let steep. Let it cool down a little before adding honey. I juice 2 lemons (cause I keep the rest of the juice refrigerated for other uses) and add the lemon juice to my taste. I fill a 64 oz container and keep it refrigerated. I can drink it cold or warm.

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